Long before the world began tapping its toes and humming along to recorded music, the piano was the center of entertainment in many homes—the radio, stereo, and television of its day. With the advent of player and reproducing pianos employing the latest technology, even households without resident pianists could look to the piano for entertainment. In 1986, Yamaha introduced the original Yamaha Disklavier—a 'player piano' for the computer age that uses digital functions to complement and enhance the inherently rich musical experience of the Yamaha acoustic piano. Over the years, these combination acoustic/digital pianos have evolved into instruments that can reproduce 'live' acoustic piano concerts and ensemble music complete with instrumental backings and vocal tracks. The Disklavier Mark IV, with its own unique pairing of Yamaha's acoustic and digital excellence, takes this all a step further. Combining the tone and touch of worldclass Yamaha acoustic grand pianos with an astonishing range of interactive capabilities—including a direct link to the Internet for quick and easy access to an extensive song library—the Mark IV is the obvious choice of musiclovers, pianists, and educators worldwide.
Built to Perform
The Ultimate in Personal Music Entertainment
Ever since the original Yamaha Disklavier introduced the marvels of hybrid acoustic/digital pianos back in 1986, these computer-age 'player' pianos have evolved into instruments that can reproduce 'live' acou...
Built to Perform
The Ultimate in Personal Music Entertainment
Ever since the original Yamaha Disklavier introduced the marvels of hybrid acoustic/digital pianos back in 1986, these computer-age 'player' pianos have evolved into instruments that can reproduce 'live' acoustic piano concerts and ensemble music with instrumental backings and vocal tracks. The Disklavier Mark IV takes this all a step further. Yamaha's unique combination of both acoustic and digital superiority has made it the obvious choice of music-lovers, pianists, and educators worldwide. Its easy-to-operate user functions make the Disklavier a breeze to customize and automate, always giving you the right music at the right time. Combining the tone and touch of world-class Yamaha grand pianos with an astonishing range of interactive capabilities, the Mark IV is the ultimate piano for home entertainment systems, business establishments, or educational and creative environments.
An Easy-to-Use, Yet Advanced Music Entertainment System
Pocket Remote Control (PRC-100)
The sleek, compact design of the PRC-100 literally packs all of the Disklavier Mark IV's features and functions into a single hand-held device. Its intuitive full-color touch screen (320 x 240 pixels) is as easy to read as it is to use. You can browse your entire library with the handy stylus, or create custom playlists using the built-in QWERTY keypad.
Music So Inspiring You'll Want to Sing Along
Just connect a microphone to the Disklavier Mark IV piano and sing along through its built-in speakers. To fine-tune your experience, the Mark IV offers performance-enhancing vocal effects including room, stage, hall, and reverb. You can choose to display song lyrics externally on any TV monitor or on internally via the Tablet Remote Control. To browse the vast library of song disks available, visit www.yamahamusicsoft.com.
A Built-In Amplified Speaker System Only Possible From Yamaha
The Disklavier Mark IV performs as a stand-alone unit or as part of the ultimate home audio/video system. With genuine Yamaha speakers, each powered monitor is discretely mounted at an outward angle sending music away from the piano for a more spacious overall sound. For larger audio systems and installations, flexible output routings are provided to send music to any part of the house your system allows. Outputs assigned to areas far from the Disklavier can have a digital piano sound inserted into the audio stream, while keeping a background only mix sounding in areas near the acoustic piano.
Low-Profile Hardware Provides the Gateway for All of Your Music Software
Using the Media Center, software can be played directly from the built-in floppy disk and CD drives, and removable USB storage devices*, or loaded to internal memory for easy access. Convenient connections include headphone outputs, microphone input, and USB ports. The retractable glossy, black cover conceals the Media Center and matches the finish of the piano's cabinetry.
* Certain USB storage devices may not function properly with the Disklavier Mark IV Series.
For a list of compatible products, please visit www.yamaha.com/disklavier.
Music on Command with IDC and Disklavier™ Mark IV
From the latest tunes to the most cherished classics, Internet Direct Connection (IDC) puts all the songs you want to listen to right at your fingertips. IDC allows you to connect your Disklavier directly to the Internet, giving you access to special Disklavier network services. You can select DisklavierRadio to stream broadcasts, DisklavierMusicStore to preview, purchase, and download songs, or Network Update to receive product updates. With IDC and the Disklavier Mark IV, you'll always be just a stream or a download away from your very own command performance!
DisklavierRadio: The Power of Streaming
With IDC, the Disklavier Mark IV functions as a radio by streaming songs. DisklavierRadio subscribers can choose from among more than 10 music channels. And piano selections played on the Disklavier truly resonate when instrumental accompaniment is streamed through Disklavier speakers.
DisklavierMusicStore: A Multitude of Tunes
The DisklavierMusicStore has something for everyone. IDC delivers a comprehensive collection of song titles, conveniently organized by genre, to the Disklavier pocket remote control for downloading without using a PC*! Thousands of titles to choose from make the search for a tune as much fun as the find. Thirty-second previews let you audition songs before making your selection. And purchasing and downloading can be done by individual song or by album to suit your needs. Search, preview, purchase, and download – it's just that easy!
* A PC is required for initial registration only.
The Sounds and Sights of Music
While the Disklavier Mark IV is known for appeasing the ears, with PianoSoft•Plus Graphics, it can also appeal to the eyes. Images corresponding to tunes being played on the Disklavier piano can be displayed on any available monitor, providing visual accompaniment to your musical moments.
Quality Meets Quantity, Performances by world-class artists on PianoSoft™
PianoSoft Solo™ Series
World-class solo pianists perform piano-only music upon your request. Available in many genres, these selections are for the piano purist in all of us. With everything from country to contemporary, and from ragtime to Rachmaninoff, PianoSoft Solo makes the legendary Yamaha acoustic piano the featured soloist.
PianoSoft Plus Audio™ Series
Introduced with the revolutionary Disklavier Mark III, this CD-based software line takes advantage of everything digital audio has to offer. Specially recorded vocal and ensemble parts accompany the Yamaha acoustic piano for the ultimate in realism and accuracy.
PianoSoft Plus™ Series
The 'Plus' adds digital instruments to the solo piano appropriate for the style of music selected. You may hear full orchestras including strings, horns, and percussion, or a Country band, a Rock band, and much more.
Smart PianoSoft™ Series
Cutting-edge PianoSmart technology is at the heart of Smart PianoSoft, the Mark IV's fastest growing line of software. Traditional store-bought audio CDs (that you may very well already own) can accompany the Disklavier's professionally arranged piano performance. Recordings don't get any more authentic than the original artists, and that's exactly what Smart PianoSoft delivers… by the hundreds.
Built-In PianoSoft Sampler – The Disklavier Mark IV is Ready to Play
Every Mark IV Disklavier comes pre-installed with hours of music right from the factory featuring selections from PianoSoft Solo, PianoSoft Plus, and even PianoSoft Plus Audio! This means that the moment your Mark IV is delivered and powered-up, you'll be listening to music right away.
You can purchase and, in many cases, download titles from the PianoSoft catalog, or view the entire catalog at www.yamahamusicsoft.com.
Practice Makes Perfect
More Than a Piano – the Yamaha XG Tone Generator
Many educational software titles are available with ensemble backgrounds to accompany practice. The Yamaha XG tone generator has hundreds of high-quality instrumental voices to get the most out of your accompaniment.
The New AEM Tone Generator
Taking digital instruments to new levels of realism, the new AEM (Articulation Element Modeling) tone generator breathes new life into orchestrated backgrounds. This next-generation sound source produces the subtle nuances heard in brass, saxophone, and string sections. Regular software, including educational and even karaoke titles, will spring to life with Yamaha's latest sound technology.
Practice One Hand While the Disklavier Plays the Other
Every teacher knows that practicing hands separately improves speed, accuracy, and memorization. With the ability to play the right and left hands independent of one another on selected software titles, as well as vary the tempo, practicing piano on the Disklavier has become a truly interactive experience. Add to this the fact that many popular method and lesson books are being offered with hands-separate recordings on disk, and you've got the ultimate music practice partner.
Digital Quiet Mode/Headphone Mode Flexibility
Yamaha Sound Muting System allows you to instantly switch off the sound of the acoustic piano, enabling the digital piano to be played at ultra-quiet volumes. With this feature, you can play and listen in Quiet Mode with the built-in speakers or in Headphone Mode via the privacy of dual headphones. Enjoy the Disklavier anytime at a sound level best suited for you and those around you.
The Ideal Synergy of Audio, Video, and One Beautiful Acoustic Piano PianoSmart™
PianoSmart™ Audio Synchronization
You won't need to look too hard to find audio CDs that are compatible with your Disklavier Mark IV – you probably already own them. Thanks to PianoSmart, any one of hundreds of standard store-bought audio CDs are ready to play along with the Mark IV. All that's required is the corresponding Smart PianoSoft title for the CD of your choice. So choose a CD of a world-class Yamaha artist playing the piano and watch the Mark IV match the piano recording with the CD. After you load titles into the Mark IV's internal memory, PianoSmart automatically and seamlessly synchronizes your audio each time.
PianoSmart™ Video Synchronization
Yamaha didn't stop at just playing audio CDs along with your Disklavier. PianoSmart also provides you with the ability to synchronize videotaped performances with the Disklavier Mark IV. By simply connecting the audio jacks of a standard video camcorder to the SYNC jacks of the I/O Center, your performance can be immortalized for playback on the Mark IV and a standard TV monitor at the same time!
Unparalleled Experience Means Unrivaled Recording and Playback
There's a reason why the Yamaha Disklavier has become the symbol of excellence in reproducing pianos.
Disklavier technology is factory-built into the piano from the beginning of its construction.
Superior Yamaha development and design
The Disklavier Mark IV's advanced intricate internal construction:
1. Power supply unit
2. I/O center
3. Powered speaker
4. Powered speaker
5. Solenoid unit
6. Media center
Ultra-Large Internal Music Storage Capacity
Floppy disks, CDs, and other removable media are fine for carrying music from one place to another. But once the music makes it to the Disklavier Mark IV, it can be loaded onto the vast internal memory capable of holding hundreds of hours of music. Virtually every MIDI song file ever created for the Disklavier could be loaded and stored inside the Mark IV. If that seems a little excessive, the extra storage comes in handy for loading CD audio tracks.
Yamaha's Exclusive High-Performance Grayscale Hammer Sensor
The world's first continual-detection optical hammer sensor continuously traces the hammer position from the time a key is pressed until it's released. This outperforms the previous two-point detection sensors of earlier Disklaviers and the simpler "Key ON/OFF" sensors used on many other systems. With the grayscale key sensor, the Mark IV monitors every motion of the key and hammer – even rapidly repeated notes – with meticulous precision and the softest touch.
Servo Control for Precision Playback Performance
Under the command of specially developed LSI microprocessors, the servo control system continuously monitors the movement of each key, precisely recreating every detail of the original performance. This allows for a slow return of the keys and delicate pianissimo, things that were previously unattainable.
Get Connected with the I/O Center
The Disklavier Mark IV has the ability to connect to a wide range of external equipment. Essentially, any device that connects to the Mark IV will be plugged into this "Input/Output" center. You can connect TVs, cameras, computers, home networks, and various other audio and music equipment to the I/O Center. No matter what your particular needs are, the Mark IV is ready to play…
Audio & Video
|Sensor System||Key Sensors||Non-contact optical fiber/grayscale shutter sensing system for 88 keys (senses the key position, keying velocity, and key releasing velocity)|
|Hammer Sensors||Non-contact optical fiber/grayscale shutter sensing system*|
|Pedal Sensors||Non-contact digital optical sensing system (senses the pedal position)**|
|Drive System||Keys||DSP servo drive system (high-power servo controlled solenoids)|
|Pedals||DSP servo drive system (servo controlled solenoids)|
|Data Storage||Internal Memory||80GB|
|File Format||Standard MIDI File (format 0, 1) / E-SEQ|
|Removable Media||Floppy Disk||3.5" 2DD (720 KB) or 2HD (1.44 MB) floppy disk|
|Compact Disc||Audio CDs, PianoSoftoPlusAudio™, Data CD|
|USB Flash Memory||Yes|
|Media Center||Drives||CD and floppy disk drive|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||16" x 10-1/8" x 2-7/8" (405 x 257 x 73 mm)|
|Weight||7.3 lbs. (3.3 kg)|
|Pocket Remote Control||Dimensions (W x H x D)||2-15/16" x 5-7/16" x 15/16" (74 x 138 x 23 mm)|
|Weight||7.4 lbs. (210 g) - Includes rechargeable battery, but not the screen protector and wireless LAN card.|
|Monitor Speakers||Rated Power Output Drivers||20W x 2; tone and volume controls|
|Drivers||6-1/4" (16 cm) woofer x 2|
|(W x H x D)||5-11/16" x 9-5/16" x 6-5/8 (144 x 236 x 167 mm)|
|Weight||9.7 lbs. (4.4 kg)|
|Pitch Control||Set at A=440, tunable ± 50 cents in 1-cent steps|
|Sound Muting Mechanism||Motor-driven hammer shank stopper|
|Piano Voice and Performance Tone||Type||AWM2/Articulation Element Modeling (AEM)|
|Polyphony||64-note digital stereo sampling (90MB wave memory, 16 bit linear) (AWM2) 6-note AEM|
|Normal Voices||Piano (digital stereo sampling) and other 42 voices|
|Ensemble Tone||Type||Advanced Wave Memory 2 (AWM2)|
|Voice Module Modes||XG, GM|
|Drum Voices||21 kits total|
|Power Source||Local AC current, 100~240V, 50/60Hz|
|Supplied Accessories||Media Center, installation kit for the Media Center, monitor speaker, installation kit for the monitor speaker, speaker cord, PRC100 Pocket Remote Control, CF wireless LAN card, EA-BL08 rechargeable battery, cradle, EA-70 AC adapter, AC power cord, advanced operating manual, Quick Guide, stereo headphones|
|Optional Accessories||HPE-170 headphones|
|Finishes||All models available in polished ebony finish. Please contact your dealer for other available finishes|
|*||Except for DGC1M4, DC1M4, DC2M4|
|**||Continuous sensing for the damper and soft pedals, and on/off sensing for the sostenuto pedal.|
|Length||5' 3" (161 cm)|
|Width||58-3/4" (149 cm)|
|Height||39-3/4 " (101 cm)|
|Weight||741 lbs. (Includes control unit and speakers)|
- USB-MIDI Driver V3.1.3 for Win 32-bit (XP SP3 / Vista SP2 / Win7 SP1 / Win8) | V2.3.3 for Win 32-bit (Win2000 SP4)
- USB-MIDI Driver V3.1.3 for Win 64-bit (XP SP3 / Vista SP2 / Win7 SP1 / Win8)
- USB-MIDI Driver V1.3.2 for Mac （10.5.8 / 10.6.8 / 10.7.5 / 10.8.x / 10.9.x)
- USB-MIDI Driver V1.3.1 for Mac (10.4.11)
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